January 14, 2010
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Club President Bob-N4CU followed with the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer by Bob-KI4MEU.
The meeting was conducted by Club President, Bob-N4CU and there were 20 members present.
Minutes for the December 2009 meeting were posted on the W4AAZ.ORG website. A motion to accept minutes as posted was made by Mike-KJ4FNA and seconded with all in favor and no opposing by show of hands.
Bob-KI4MEU reported the current balance in general funds is as follows. Income: $2770.00, Expenses: $2076.25, Gain: $693.75, Checking balance: $2183.89 as of 14 January 2010 (Note: this includes $1200 received for the sale of Paul’s -WA4MET(SK), S-Line and then the payout of the same $1200 to his family). A motion to accept the report as presented was made by Richard-W4RLR and seconded. A show of hands indicated all in favor with no opposing.
There was no report presented. Cal-W4GMH did state there will be another work party later in the year to paint the base of the transmitter buildings when the weather is warmer and dryer.
Ron-KI5FR reported that he is now energized and ready to get more Hams licensed and move forward with Tech. Nights. There will be a Technician Class training session on January 16, 2010 at the Navarre Fire Station. A special test session will be conducted on January 23, 2010 at the same location.
Phil-N6COP reported the website is running well.
There was no report presented. Bob -N4CU reported there were no current requests for Amateur Radio Operators for the recovery efforts in Haiti. However, if you wanted to volunteer you could through the Red Cross. If you were interested listening in, you could tune into 3.965MHz, 3.977MHz, 7.040MHz, 14.265MHz, 14.300MHz voice.
Cal-W4GMH presented a list of activities for the next few months:
January 16-17, 2010 North American QSO Party – Exchange name and state
January 28, 2010 NOARC Tech. Night Satellite presentation by Ron-KI5FR
February 6, 2010 “D-Star” introduction and training, Tallahassee
February 11, 2010 (2nd Tuesday) NOARC business meeting
February 12-14, 2010 Ham Fest in Orlando
February 25, 2010 Tech. Night. Cal-W4GMH will present a video tour of ARRL Headquarters
March 27, 2010 Crestview Blue Grass and Barbeque Festival
April 2010, Scout Function
June 26-27, 2010 Field Day
3rd weekend in October Jamboree on the Air, JOTA
Bob-KI4MEU reported we needed to pay our Club insurance for this new year. A motion was made by Bob-KI4MEU to pay the insurance bill $327.68 from treasury funds. The motion was seconded and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
Cal-W4GMH reported we now have a computer to add to our radios which will have programs to log our QSO’s during Field Days, QSO Party's, JOTA events, etc. Also we have the Kenwood TS-940SAT radio operational again. Bob-WA6VVA repaired the radio so well that Bob-N4CU was able to make an East Coast contact. Our biggest problem now is we don’t have a cabinet large enough to secure both the radios and computer from illegal usage or theft. Lots of different ideas were voiced on how to secure these items. This will be left open for further research and possible modification to our existing cabinet. Several discussions throughout the room were on soldering classes such as the one PARC Club will be holding provided they have enough people sign up. CW training was also discussed by Bob-W5RE. More information will be passed at the next meeting. (OPEN)
Bob-KI4MEU made a motion to close the meeting. The motion was seconded and unanimously accepted by a show of hands with no opposing votes. The meeting was closed at 8:18 p.m.
Submitted by Mike-KJ4FNA, Secretary.